Today, a new webcam from the Center for Conservation Biology in Richmond will go live, offering Internet surfers a look into the life of a couple of bald eagles.
The nest that will be shown on webcam was built way back in 2001. The same eagle couple have used the nest over a decade, and in that time have produced 18 chicks. Fingers across for some more in 2012, preferably live on webcam!
The bald eagle population in the local area has grown significantly, as 40 years ago there wasn’t any bald eagles around at all. Thanks to conservation efforts, in 2011 that number had grown to a whopping 174 pairs of eagles.
This isn’t the first eagle webcam the Center has set up. They also have a eagle webcam at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, which is currently off-line. The success of that webcam inspired the new one.
When the webcam goes live you’ll be able to check it out here. Enjoy!